Nov 13, 2012 1:40am PST
buildings are still without power or heat, and abc's steve osunsami went to find out why. >> reporter: we went climbing the long and dark stairs in redhook, brooklyn, at the new york city housing authority where thousands of family are living without heat and electricity. some of the 47,000 without power across the city. >> you just have to, well, pray and hope for the best. >> reporter: we found nia tarver and her family using steam from boiling water to keep warm. >> thank god my stove works. if we didn't have the stove, it -- i don't think i would stay here. >> reporter: the stove is what is keeping you warm? >> yeah. >> reporter: outside, long lines at the relief agencies for bread, blankets and suits. red cross agencies are here. families are entering their third week without power, and they want someone held accountable. >> we were left behind. that's all i can say. left behind. we, too, pay taxes. >> reporter: they worry there is no one rushing to restore the power here because they're poor. local power utilities say they have done their job, the power is here at the curb. the hous
Nov 13, 2012 4:00pm EST
photos from an fbi agent are now playing into this scandal. steve? >> put that one last, jim. since it is but clearly the least important. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, is not over there tonight. coincidencely, he is here in washington for hearings that had been scheduled tomorrow on what allen still hopes will be his next job. he is just in time for his reputation to be called into question. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, was on track to be nato commander until disclosure that he is under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley, a socialite in tampa and general allen allegedly exchanged e-mails and documents suspected of being inappropriate. through a spokesman today, allen insisted there was no affair. kelley is the one whose complaints that she was getting harassing e-mails led the fbi to paula broadwell and the affair between broadwell and general david petraeus. unlike petraeus who has admitted inif i had sxelt resigned as director of the cia, allen got a vote of confidence today from president obama. >> he has faith in general allen.
Nov 13, 2012 7:00am PST
of a compromise to prevent a budget crisis. jan crawford has been -- steve crawford has been following this. pleased to have you with us this morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> where do you think the compromise with the president stands today? >> i think it's going to happen. substantial compromise maybe not work out all the problems but i think they have to make some real progress between now and the first of the year. >> on the house side that's clear that boehner is send inging a message to fellow republicans on the house, we've got to make extra steps that we didn't before? >> i think that's true and i think the president has responded by saying i'm not wedded to the idea of tax rate increases. i'll settle for more revenue, if that's the -- if that's what i can get. >> yuf got senyou've got senators reid and mcconnell. >> it was like arranging the peace talk ss. it wasn't easy. >> were they as uncomfortable as they look sitting next to each other? >> yes. >> yeah? >> yes. >> what did you learn from that? >> what can you say? they don't strike me as two guys
Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
of a compromise to prevent a budget crisis. for months now, steve kroft has been covering the impact of gridlock in congress. his interview with senate leaders harry reid and mitch mcconnell ran just before election day. >> hi, charlie. >> what do you think the possibility of congress compromising with the president stands today? >> i think that it's got to happen. i think substantial compromise, maybe not work out all the problems, maybe put some of them off beyond january 1st, but i think they have to make some real problem between now and the first of the year. >> and on the house side, it's clear that boehner is sending a message to fellow republicans in the house who have got to make extra steps that we didn't before. >> i think that's true. and i think the president has responded by saying that i'm not whetted to the idea of tax rate increases. i'll settle for more revenue if that's what i can get. >> you got senators reid and mcconnell to actually sit together. >> it was like arranging the paris pease talks or the camp david talks. it wasn't easy. >> were they as uncomfortable as they loo